Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rocky Road Popcorn

I just wanted to share this recipe with all of you. I've taken it to the church Christmas Party and served it at our Polar Express movie party in our theater room. And it was a hit!!! After some fine tuning I think we've got it where we really like it. I don't put the almonds in mine because I am allergic to nuts so I just call it Triple Chocolate Popcorn for me. If you need a higher resolution copy let me know. And you might take some copies of the recipe with you to hand out because you just might get asked...

fonts: American Typewriter and CK Becky - I made the popcorn elements and the background paper too.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Not another Healthy recipe that is for sure...

I wanted to share this yummy recipe I tried the other night.  It is not for you health conscious people out there.  Do not get me wrong, I eat healthy most of the time, but every now and again you need to throw a fattening meal in there; just to remember what they taste like.

Chicken Chimichangas

with Cheese Sauce

1 Pound of cooked shredded chicken

1 8oz package Monterey Jack Cheese

1  80z Package of Cream Cheese(softened)

1 package Taco Seasoning

Mix the following together in a bowl, and then place a heaping spoonful inside the tortillas and roll up.  You will need 8 flour tortillas.  Then add enough vegetable oil to the bottom of a frying pan to cover the chimi's halfway.  Cook on both sides until golden brown.

Meanwhile mix the following in a blender:

1 Can Cream of Chicken soup

1 Can fiesta nacho cheese soup

1 can diced green chilies

2 T. fresh lime juice

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

Once mixed, pour into a saucepan, and heat.  Serve over the browned chimis, and top with sour cream and green onion.(optional)

My husband loved these, and said they were better then any that he has eaten at any Mexican restaurant. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

FHE Chart Ideas

I've been working on a few crafts for Christmas gifts that I can't post yet, but here is one I have done for our family. I realize my family is not this big yet, so for now we will just double up our pictures. I have little tiles that I will put our pictures on and hang from the knobs with ribbon. Then we will just rotate them each week. This idea can also be used for a chore chart! and it would make a great Christmas gift.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fun (and Frugal!) Idea for Making an Advent Calendar

I know it's already December 3rd, but I couldn't resist this delightful idea, and wanted to share it with ya'll.

It's from Chris at Just a Girl. She guest-posted the instructions on another blog here.

She used matchboxes, spray-painting the inside piece and covering the outside, so it can be used year after year.


Each box has an idea for something fun and Christmas-y for the family to do together. (I'm thinking to borrow some ideas from past December Friend magazines for ours!)